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Giants practice report, 8/5: Sterling Shepard’s reps, Corey Ballentine’s rise, more

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Here’s what happened at training camp on Monday

NFL: AUG 03 Giants Training Camp
Left tackle Brian Mihalik apparently suffered a burner on Monday.
Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New York Giants started their third week of training camp on Monday. Here’s a look at what happened.

Injury updates

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard tested his fractured thumb on Monday and quickly determined that catching passes with two hands was not a good idea. I’m OK with Shepard doing some things, but the Giants need to be smart. Can’t afford to mess around and have him miss regular season time.

Here is coach Pat Shurmur talking about how the Giants are handling Shepard:

Backup offensive tackle Brian Mihalik left practice with what was later described as a burner.

Limited work

Wide receiver Darius Slayton (hamstring) did individual work, his first action of camp. Cornerback Grant Haley (shoulder) worked with a non-contact jersey. Cornerback Sam Beal (hamstring/groin) worked on the side with trainers.

Not practicing:

S Michael Thomas (NFLPA business)
LS Zak DeOssie (NFLPA business)
OT George Asafo-Adjei (concussion)
Edge Avery Moss
OT Chad Wheeler
WR Brittan Golden (groin)

It’s a boy!

Defensive lineman B.J. Hill had good reason for missing practice. He became a daddy.

First-team reps for Corey Ballentine

This was noteworthy.

Sixth-round pick Corey Ballentine with the first team for the first time. Oh, and the ball still going to Sterling Shepard even with his “don’t throw it to me” jersey on.


A good day for Daniel Jones

Appeal scheduled

Wide receiver Golden Tate will have the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the performance-enhancing drug policy heard on Tuesday. If history is to be the guide, Tate’s appeal, based on use of a fertility drug he said he did not know contained a banned substance, will fall on deaf ears.

Remaining Training Camp Schedule

  • Tuesday, August 6 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
  • Sunday, August 11 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
  • Monday, August 12 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
  • Tuesday, August 13 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)